Why India’s renewable energy sector needs innovative financing

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India’s renewable energy generation capacity is now at a little over 57 GW. In nearly doubling the renewable energy portfolio in three years, the government has shown its commitment to low-carbon development. Record low tariffs, declining capital costs, swift and …

The 9 energy storage project development players you should know

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The first quarter of 2017 was the biggest in history for the U.S. energy storage market. According to GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, 234 megawatt-hours of energy storage were deployed in the …

Trump preparing to pull the U.S. from Paris Climate Agreement?

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Anticipation is building as the president of the US, Mr. Donald Trump, moves closer to his scheduled announcement concerning his decision on the Paris Climate Agreement. Global leaders, big business, and environmentalists are all watching to see whether he will …

Access New Market Study on Brazil’s PV-Solar Market

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While not in the limelight as the big photovoltaic markets like China, United States, India or Japan, Brazil could become the future shooting star of overseas markets. As fifth biggest country of the planet, the potential is enormous. The solar …

Why You Should Have High Expectations for India’s Domestic Solar Sector

India’s Domestic Solar Sector

Investors searching for long run investments are shifting their focus to the Indian solar market these days. India’s prime minister Narendra Modi actively pushes the conversion from fossil fuels towards renewable energy through promoting the construction of utility-scale solar parks. …

Is the Solar Boom Over?

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  In 2016, a third less money was invested worldwide in photovoltaics than in 2015. Is the solar boom over? On the contrary: the costs are so low that the power is at least ten times. For many years, the …

Why you should add energy investments to your portfolio

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  If you haven’t considered energy investments so far, it’s about time. There are several factors which add to the validity of investments in the energy sector. As the most valuable market segment globally, the energy sector makes up 10% …

Is getting to 100% Renewables possible? Yes, but…

  Wind, photovoltaic, hydro, and geothermal power sources have made enormous progress over the past years in terms of cost efficiency as well as in technological advances and innovations. And as renewables are on the rise, one question remains: Is …

Continued Growth in the Clean Energy Job Sector

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  According to a new report released by IRENA — Renewable Energy and Jobs — more than 8.1 million people worldwide are now employed by the renewable energy industry which represents a five percent increase from last year. Solar jobs …

The United States’ offshore wind industry is determined to grow

  North Americas offshore wind industry has seen some remarkable developments over the past year. North Carolina’s first offshore wind auction is set to take place in march 2017 and throughout different Atlantic states, several offshore wind projects are now …

Rapid Growth in Iran’s Renewable Energy Sector

  Iran, with a population of over 80 million, has the fourth-largest oil reserves and the second-largest natural gas reserves in the world. But despite its rich hydrocarbon resources, the country is pursuing several projects to decrease its reliance on …

6 Tips to Get Your Energy Project Financed

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  So you got your licenses, permissions and studies to develop your project, however, one thing’s missing: capital. In this week’s blog, we have collected some tips and pointers to help energy project developers catch investor’s interest and get their …

Technological Advances Pushing Renewable Energy Towards the Turning Point

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  Technological advances are changing supply as well as demand dynamics in the energy and resource sector. By raising productivity and increasing energy efficiency the technological progress will continue to push the global economy. Energy consumption is becoming less intense …

What Makes a Successful Freelancer?

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Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe   Entrepreneurial workers are turning to self-employment in such large numbers that half the working population in Britain and the US could be part of the independent workforce within the nest five years. With new …

Ready for a Nuclear Phase Out?

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Image Source: Fotolia.de Following the natural disaster which developed into a nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011, Germany accelerated the phase out of nuclear energy to complete it by 2022. And while a about quarter of its energy was generated …

Why Solar Power is Booming in the Middle East

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Image Source: Fotolia.de Why Solar Power is Booming in the Middle East and Will Continue to Do so in 2017   The market for solar power is growing at an exceptional rate. And it is in emerging markets – such …

The Future of Solar PV Investments in the EU

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Image Source: Fotolia The Future of Solar PV Investments in the EU   The European Union is the global number one in installed capacity in solar. Having just crossed 100GW milestone in 2016 – from just 3GW in 2006 – …

Gates’ Avant-Garde Energy Investment Fund

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Image Source: JStone / Shutterstock, Inc. Gates’ Avant-Garde Energy Investment Fund   As the world´s population is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, energy demands are expected to double during the same timespan. Hence, faced with the proportional increase in the …

Platform Business Models or: The New Marketplaces

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Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe Platform Business Models or: The New Marketplaces   Without the rise of the Internet, platform business models would not have been able to walk the path they have been taking over the past years. Unlike …

An Energy Industry Outlook for 2017

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Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe An Energy Industry Outlook for 2017   Very similar to the way that one cannot predict the future of climate change by looking at weather conditions through the office window, the energy sector’s future cannot …

The Energy Industry in 2016

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Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe A Retrospect of the Energy Industry in 2016 Energy Industry in 2016 We entered 2016 in a state of uncertainty and some might have even started out this year waiting for the other shoe to …

Online Platforms and Customer Satisfaction

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Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe The Devil is in the Detail: Online Platforms and Customer Satisfaction   Online platforms have dramatically changed the digital economy over the past two decades and occupy a central position within the digital society. They …

Energy Market Labor Trends: Freelance and Independent Workforce

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Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe Energy Market Labor Trends: Freelance and Independent Workforce   According to the Inuit Report by 2020, 40 % of the US workforce will be working for organizations on a non-permanent basis, or in other words: …

Trump’s Impact on the American Energy Market

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Trump’s Impact on the American Energy Market – Empty shells in the short-run, uncertainty for the long-run?   Late on Tuesday, as the final result of the 2016 election became apparent, first speculations started to emerge on how Trump actually could …

Digital Revolution in the energy sector – just a consulting headline?!

Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe Digital Revolution in the energy sector – just a consulting headline?! “The digital revolution is hitting the energy sector”; “Digital economy is disrupting the industry”; and “The utility-death-spiral has emerged” are some of the headlines …

Weather forecasting control – Krobath Econ Energy Services

Weather forecasting control – Krobath Econ Energy Services Heating buildings is one of the least efficient tasks in terms of energy use worldwide. Especially heating old structures comes with high losses and rehabilitation investments are cost intensive. In addition, the …

Renewable Energy Dispute at WTO between the US and India

Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe Renewable Energy Dispute at WTO between the US and India India’s and the United States argument over local content rules for renewable energy projects seems to have been settled. Solar manufacturers are not dismayed by …

E-nable+ Relaunch: How the Energy Platform is Expanding.

E-nable+ Relaunch: How the Energy Platform is Expanding. Started in March 2016, MG Energy+ launched it’s new Energy Project Platform “E-nable+ // energy meets capital”. With the first of September of 2016, the platform will develop further with the go-live …

The US Presidential Candidates’ view on Energy and Renewables

Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe The US Presidential Candidates’ view on Energy and Renewables After increasing in 2014, a 2015 Gallup poll shows that the percentage of Americans concerned about global warming and environmental issues is dropping, but still, related issues …

Why You Cannot Afford to Overlook Africa’s Energy

Image Source: Fotolia by Adobe Why You Cannot Afford to Overlook Africa’s Energy The cost and efficiency of energy is stifling development opportunities and, for owners and investors, acts as a barrier to entry to many African markets. However, through …

Energy Storage – the Blind Spot in the Current Energy Landscape?

Energy Storage – the Blind Spot in the Current Energy Landscape? As discussed in one of our recent blogs (you can find here), energy storage systems can be an economically viable add-on for renewable energy projects on a case-by-case basis, …

Harnessing Solar Power on Water

Harnessing Solar Power on Water Offshore wind farms are gaining momentum and popularity as energy providers worldwide seek for different ways of harvesting power from renewable sources without using valuable land resources. One unique idea developed by engineers at Vienna …

What Does the Brexit Mean for the UK’s Energy Future?

What Does the Brexit Mean for the UK’s Energy Future? The U.K. voters’ decision to exit the European Union on the 23rd of June this year sent shock waves through world markets after its announcement, and the energy markets were …

Why Aviation Know-How Pushes PV-Modules to New Levels

Why Aviation Know-How Pushes PV-Modules to New Levels The following article covers an interview with Mr. Matthias Schoft, managing director of DAS Energy GmbH, a joint venture of Alternative Energy Solutions and Diamond Aircraft Group. DAS Energy GmbH is an …

Turning Tides? Marine Energy in the UK

Turning Tides? Marine Energy in the UK Earlier this month we covered the topics of tidal and marine power and their outlook for the years to come. Summarizing, the marine environment can supply energy in three main forms: tidal stream, …

Key Success Factors in Energy Project Development

Key success factors in Energy Project Development This week’s blog covers an interview with Martin Thomas, MBA, owner and Managing Director of mthpower services gmbh, talking about key success factors in energy project development. Martin has 17 years of experience …